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One black girls blog about everything

1502587569746That one time you thought you were completely done with blogging but shit got real in the United States and you had a lot to say about it…

I must admit I am the most slacking, barely here, sometimes rarely here blogger ever. I pop in every now and then, make promises to blog, renege on them then take my black ass back under the rock I’ve been hiding under. I suck when it comes to frequent posts, updates and keeping the people informed or entertained.

I’m ashamed to say that I start projects and never finish them. I mean tons of projects from journaling projects, to ideas I have for grants, book projects and the list goes on and on. HOWEVER I do have something to blame it on LIFE! Life has had ya girl in a chokehold. Being a mommy and wife with a full-time job and my foot half way in the door of college (yes I said halfway because I slack in that area also) is a heavy load for a sistah…shit got real when I had those last two children and had the nerve to say I would get my degree. Not only did shit get real, shit got critical. I’m barely surviving it.

If it weren’t for the sake of time and the fact that some child will be calling my name needing me for something or another in just a matter of time I would go into my own rendition of Langston Hughes Mother to Son. I swear the crystal stair part, tacks, splinters, torn up boards….allll that shit ALLLL Me.

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A Year of Reading & Writing

booksI’ve been slacking big time in the reading department and the writing department.

I start to read books, excellent books I might add and 20 pages in I put them down only to leave them there unread.

I start blog entries only to leave them as drafts.

Well I did submit a query letter to a lit agency in December, fingers still crossed that something positive will come of that.

But how can a writer proclaim to love the craft if they never indulge in it?

How can I sharpen my skills if I never put them to work?

I’ve dedicated my life mainly to being a mother and wife, however writing has always been a part of me that screams when I neglect it. So this year I promise to nurture my writing, to   indulge in juicy books, to write reviews, to blog regularly and to live this year in reading and writing bliss.

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